Oxheart Red Tomato - Packet

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DL013909
If you find yourself talking about your favorite heirloom tomatoes the way oenophiles talk about fine wine, Oxheart should be added to your collection. Shaped like its namesake, slice to accentuate the heart shape for a distinctive statement on the plate. This popular heirloom tomato become an instant hit when introduced in the mid-1900’s, bred to include pink and orange varieties, yet none taste as good as the original red.
Plant Information
Introduced around 1925, the Oxheart tomato is an old favorite that's loved for its unique heart shape and pinkish red skin. The vining plants perform best when staked for support, allowing them to grow upward and bear the largest fruits. Oxheart tomatoes grow in clusters and are normally around 6-8 ounces when mature, but some can grow as large as a pound or more. A fine slicing variety that's also stellar for salads, sauces, and canning, their flesh is dense and meaty with very few seeds and has a robust tomato flavor. Like all tomatoes, Oxheart tomatoes are powerhouses when it comes to containing many healthy nutrients, the most notable of which is lycopene. Of all vegetables, tomatoes have the highest concentration of this beneficial antioxidant, which has been found to promote cardiovascular health, aid in the prevention and treatment of cancer, and help maintain healthy eyesight.
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SKUDL013909
Item Package Size
Packet
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 955 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Solanum lycopersicum
How To Grow
Start indoors
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Planting Depth
1/4-1/2 inch
Seed Spacing
24-36 inches
Row Spacing
3-4 feet
Space After Thinning
24-36 inches
Days To Germinate
7-14 days
Days To Maturity
75-85
Growth Rate
Medium
Tolerates
Heat
Seed Life Cycle
Annual
Certifications
Heirloom
Advantages
Edible
Additional Information
Introduced in 1908
Item Unit Of Measure
Packet
Ships As
Seed
Ships To Canada
Yes
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